Under the artistic direction of Uwe Eric Laufenberg, the Hessian State Theatre counts among the most successful stages in the German-speaking theatre landscape. Since 1896, the International May Theatre Festival has been the annual cultural highlight of the city's theatre calendar. Founded on the initiative of Emperor Wilhelm II as the "Kaiserspiele" (Emperor’s Festival), the May Theatre Festival is Germany's oldest festival after the one in Bayreuth.
The Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden ranks amongst the most successful theatre stages of the German-speaking theatre scene.
The discount excluding premieres, the May Theatre Festival and special performances. The theatre ticket office opens ione hour prior to the start of performances.